Gornicz or rather with Polish vowel "ó" Górnicz; Gór- from Polish góra - mountain. Also in personal and place names, and the root górny - has to do with "high and mighty, proud".
In 2002 there were 441 people using the surname Górnicz living in Poland. The most of them lived in Częstochowa where is located the biggest Polish sanctuary, place of Madonna cult in Jasna Góra which literally means "Bright Mountain". Detailed map of the surname distribution can be found here: https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/G%C3%B3rnicz .
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My sister and I are trying to find information about my grandparent's families in Poland and don't have too much to go on.
Thanks to your help we have a great start!
I am searching for three Szwed's who left Europe from Hamburg and sailed to the US. The year was 1910. Dominik, Stanislaw and Josef Szwed. Josef was my grandfather who was born 1889 in what he said was the town of Borowo and his father's name was Adam. By 1917 his WWII draft card lists his location of birth as Lida Wilanska Russia. I have an old map of Poland from 1902 and at that time most of Poland was Russian territory. Google brings up as many as 15 places named Borowo. The northern Borowo I have ruled out as it was Prussian territory at that time. If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. My grandfather listed his race as Lithuanian from the country of Russia. Anybody got a clue?
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